A winning effort from this budget producer. It starts with a fine-tuned, lightly spicy bouquet, leading into appealing apple/pear flavors. Crisp and spicy, with good fleshy fruit and a lingering flavor of cinnamon, nicely set off with just the right amount of acid. Best Buy. —P.G
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.